Everyone wants that divine glow that’s hard to describe. It seems to come from eight hours of sleep, a well-balanced diet, and inner beauty.
But there’s good news for those of us short on any of the above and suffering from any skin issues.
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We all have heard about face serums and the amazing things that they can do for your skin. So we are here to help you understand what they are and show you how to make them target every skincare concern.
Serums are a lightweight mixture of concentrated ingredients that should be applied to your skin once a day to help fix skin issues.
Some serums are water-based and should be applied before your moisturizer while others are oil-based and should be applied after your moisturizer.
Although the raw ingredients for the serums are expensive, you can make many mixtures out of them and they should last you several years.
Learn how to make these amazing DIY serums to treat your skin concerns, repair your skin and make it glow. Below are recipes for serums to help dry skin, acne-prone skin, mature skin, and dull skin.
How to make Serums for Glowing Skin?
Today, we are going to be making oil-based serums that are blended with two types of oils-carrier oils and essential oils.
Carrier oils have moisturizing or nourishing properties like Jojoba oils, rosehip oil and almond oil. They are used to dilute the essential oils to make them a safe oil for skin application. The essential oils are extremely concentrated and each has fix skin concerns. You can make a blend of any combination of carrier and essential oils as long as you stick to the ratio of 2 tablespoons of carrier oil to 10 drops of your essential oil.
Mix 2 tbsp of sweet almond oil with 5 drops of rose essential oil and add 5 drops of lavender essential oil.
Sweet almond oil is incredibly rich in vitamin E which nourishes and prevents premature aging and rose oil hydrates dry skin while lavender suits irritated skin.
Mix 1 tbsp of jojoba oil with 1 tbsp of grapeseed oil and add 5 drops of peppermint oil and 5 drops of rosemary oil.
Grapeseed oil is a good source of vitamin E which helps penetrate your skin quickly and doesn’t leave your skin feeling oily.
Peppermint oil helps control the secretion of excess oil while balancing out any uneven oily areas resulting in clearer and less problematic skin.
Mix 1 tbsp of Jojoba oil with 1 tbsp of rosehip oil and add 5 drops of Frankincense oil, 3 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of sandalwood oil.
While you cleanse or moisturize you are also naturally inhibiting the bacteria that causes pimples. As Jojoba oil is anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it won’t block pores.
Lavender oil works to kill bacteria while sandalwood oil is effective in reducing inflammation.
Mix 2 tbsp of jojoba oil with 3 drops of tea tree oil and add 5 drops of lavender oil and 3 drops of lemongrass oil.
Jojoba oil is extremely mild and is similar to the natural oil in our skin.
Tea tree oil has acne-fighting properties and lavender will suit inflammation and irritation and the lemongrass is an anti-bacterial.
Combine 2 tbsp of rosehip oil with 3 drops of carrot oil, 3 drops of pomegranate oil and 5 drops of Frankincense oil.
Rosehip oil is one of the most effective carrier oil to promote skin regeneration.
Carrot oil is a winner for anti-aging and is full of vitamins A, C and E.
The pomegranate hydrates and reduces sun damage and Frankincense reduces wrinkles.
Mix 2 tbsp of argan oil, 5 drops of carrot oil, 3 drops of lemon oil and 3 drops of rose oil.
The argan oil is incredibly nourishing and will bring life back to your skin while the carrot oil will repair damaged skin.
The lemon oil will brighten and reduce pigmentation and the rose oil will hydrate your skin.
Water-Based Serum for All Skin Types
Take 3 tbsp of pure aloe gel, mix 2 tbsp rose water and 10 drops of argan oil. Mix until everything is well emulsified.
Storage and Application of Serums
Store these serums for 6-8 months in dark-colored bottles as overtime sunlight can make your mixture less effective. Use them by applying 2 to 3 drops directly on to your skin and lightly blending them in to help absorption.
Remember that serums containing lemon oil should never be worn during the day as they can make your skin more sensitive to the sun. We hope this helps you better understand what serums are.
With the help of these DIY serums at home, your skin will be glowing in no time.
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